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    January 2, 2013
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. breaking news. the president addressed the nation moments after a history making vote on the house floor in favor of a bill to avert the fiscal cliff. the president said there wasn't enough time or support for a larger deal after a long day of will they or won't they, late tonight house leadership finally decided to bring the senate's bill to the floor for an up or down vote and it passed. largely on partisan lines, however, 257 votes in favor, 167 against. only 85 republicans voted in favor of the bill. the bill now heads to the president's desk where he is expected to sign it. a cap on itemized deductions for
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married couples. one year extension on unemployment insurance. increase in estate tax from 35% to 40% but it left a few issues on the table and kicked the can on the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect tomorrow and it did not address the debt ceiling. now time for piers morgan tonight. the biggest names of 2012, my conversations with world leaders. the question was do you believe that israel -- >> i will get to that answer please, don't be in such a hurry. >> you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this at all. >> headline makers. >> this is more important than any election. >> if the president didn't know what happened, he should have. >> i was the perfect candidate for america.
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>> what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea. >> and more. >> it is ridiculously easy for someone to purchase a gun. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think it -- it is unnatural. >> could you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know? >> what day is it. >> the newsmakers starts now. good evening. one of the great things about my job is i get to sit down with movers and shakers, men and women in the biggest stories of the year. newsmakers, celebrities, and people never expected to find themselves in a spot like. they are all utterly fascinating. tonight you'll hear from some of my favorite guests. we begin with the big man himself, chris christie.
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in the wake of superstar center, he found himself in a bed of hot water for making nice with president obama. >> breaking news tonight, super storms and the crashing ashore and southern new jersey in the last hour. >> i watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today. really quite unprecedented, have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you see sites like this seaside heights boardwalk where the program with the jersey shore is is filmed. the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. amusement rides, the roller-coaster in the ocean. it is incredible. homes destroyed. it is an awful thing. >> you have taken charge as you always have done in these situations in a very impressive way.
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people have been surprised that you have been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i am not surprised knowing you. explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> it is much more important than any election, this is the lovely head of the people in my state. when the president does things that deserve praise, i will give him praise and when the president does things that deserves scorn, i will give him scorn. i think people know that about me but i will not play politics with this issue. this is bigger than an election. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. they expect me to do is get the job done and when someone asks me a question i give an honest answer. the president has been outstanding to deal with on this and i look forward to seeing him tomorrow so he can see for himself with this hurricane has done to my state. >> breaking news on the attack in libya that killed the ambassador.
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the terrorists and chief says it was a terrorist attack. >> clearly his death continues to reverberate and the truth or otherwise of circumstances leading up to his death still seem to be pretty vague to put it mildly. what do you think we are with this. >> let me tell you what is not vague and that is five days, five days after what's was very quickly determined by the intelligence committee is a terrorist attack, they trotted out to every major news outlets saying this was a spontaneous demonstration because of a video. that is one of the worst things i have ever observed in my life and obviously, there were warnings. obviously anybody who believes an attack with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and very sophisticated attack is
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resolved to the video, is ridiculous. and finally, it is not the video stoking these demonstrations. is the radical islamists using the videos as a means of enslaving passion in the middle east and i am not ready to abandon the freedom of speech because it might offend the profit mohammed. >> we have heard calls for ambassador rice to resign. are you in favor of back? >> now, i think that is shooting the messenger. she was told to go out and do that. i blame the secretary of state. i blame the operatives and the white house and i blame our national security adviser. if the president did know exactly what happens, he should have. >> david petraeus, he steps down after admitting to cheating on his wife. new information on the stunning resignation.
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>> there is a theory that we had great generals, macarthur, patton, eisenhower. they all had affairs. certainly modern digital era unraveling all of this stuff. what would you say to that? >> i don't think the idea, the problem is that general petraeus had an affair. the idea in the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked right into one of the most black mailable situations you could have. to the cia found out about it before the russians or the chinese. not that he is a general messing around and according to the uniform code of military justice that is not allowed. that is not what the press is focused on. they are focused on the cia director having this problem. >> 36 days to go until tax increases kick in, white house and congress playing a high-stakes game of let's make a deal.
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>> only you in america believes there has to be what i believe to be really farcical now, absolute things about this. surely the nature of the modern world is very fast moving, it is changing a lot. america clearly has huge economic problems heading for another fiscal cliff. everyone laughing at you from afar. the american public sick and tired of all the teams going on and there are you, a very bright guy still resolutely saying a pledge is a pledge, it cannot be broken when many of your own party are now saying it doesn't make sense. to just have this irresolute position anymore. >> two things. the pledge is not for life but anybody sign the pledge including peter king who tried to weasel out of it, shame on him, i hope his wife understands that commitments last longer than two years or something.
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the commitment from the -- >> hang on, hang on. that was below the belt. >> if you think a commitment only is not for as long as you make it for, the commitment for the pledge as peter king well knows, when he signed it, is that as long as you are in congress, you will rein in spending and reform government, not raise taxes. it is not for 500 years are two generations. only as long as you are in the house or the senate. he stayed too long that is his problem. you don't tell the bank the mortgage, wasn't that a long time ago? if you make a commitment, you keep it. >> coming up, was mitt romney done in by his own party? the republican presidential candidates may have inflicted mortal damage on him. >> this will go back to the empty chair, he was going to be talking to me tonight about why he said what he said about women. since it is just the chair, as well toss a few questions that appear my question would have been why we use such an offensive idiot to women and the second obvious question, which
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has to go to the chair, would be why haven't you resigned yet? anyway, let's leave it there, shall we?
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i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you have made me a better president.
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with your stories and your struggles, i returned to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do, and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama delivering his victory speech and in the end of the race wasn't close. maybe mitt romney never had a chance. his fellow contenders feasting on one of their own during the primaries. >> isn't the american way that is somebody gives you a smack on the nose, you eventually have to smack them back? and isn't it time now for you to except that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the gingrich fist out and gave romney a smack? >> harry truman in his great reelection campaign when he was so far behind that they quit taking polls in mid september
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went after dewey and the crowd would yell out, and he would yell back tell them the truth and with governor romney, his record is so bad and he has become so clearly a moderate and so many things that are indefensible, it would be okay in a democratic primary, and a republican primary it would be indefensible, all i have to do is tell the truth. i have to point out facts and i think the next few weeks will be a lot of fun. it will be very interesting. my request is that he be honest with the country. >> america clearly need someone with a good business brain. the economy remains in the tank. you went after mitt romney today about his work at bain capital. you called him a greedy wall street so and so. was that the most sensible position calling him a vulture? should you be on that side of
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the coin given that you are a successful texas governor and a good businessman yourself? if mitt romney now wins the nomination, haven't you just landed barack obama a perfect stick to beat him with? >> there is a real difference between a venture-capitalist and a vulture capitalist, then to capitalists are good, they go and and inject their capital. they create jobs. appears to me were vulture capitalists are all too often. i don't get confused for a minute that barack obama and his team wouldn't attack mitt romney on that during a general election if he makes it that way. if nothing else we are doing him a favor by exposing him early on so that he can neither figure out how to defend that or more portly, and better for my perspective, he is not the nominee to begin with.
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>> rush limbaugh did call a law student a prostitute for wanting to have insurance cover for her contraception and i presume you wouldn't be that as either entertaining. >> of course, not. as i said before. again, and i am not going to stand -- i don't want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i would like to talk about it is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people that republican primary that he never advocated that romney care would be a federal model. he never advocated for an individual mandate that a government that the federal level require people to buy insurance. and now we find on several occasions in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney tested that in 2009. to me that is offensive. >> is he a liar then? >> this goes to the snobbish
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issue, which is she clearly did not tell the truth. you don't necessarily go and accuse the person on a personal level. you describe the action. i did and accurately described governor romney did not tell the truth to the republicans at the debate serially telling people that he did not do what we now know he did repeatedly. >> unless i am mistaken, not telling the truth repeatedly is line, isn't it? >> well, i will let you frame that one and take responsibility for it. i said all i am going to say on this. >> are you disappointed there is no bonafide tea party candidate left in the race? >> i am very happy to get behind any of these candidates because i wanted the unifying voice. we will unify as a party. we surely will be battening down the hatches behind whoever the standard bearer will be. i will be happy to back that
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candidate. >> my guess is if you sat down to dinner, the person you would be nodding with most would be rick santorum. with that be a misreading? >> i like him a lot but i like mitt romney, i like them all. >> could you must agree with? >> my opinions were fairly forthright throughout the debate and i felt quite honestly i was the perfect candidate for america. but that didn't happen. quite honestly, whichever candidate is, i will be happy to back. >> if you are in the vanguard against obamacare, mitt romney is the least of the four candidates you would personally endorse because of his own health care plan. >> that is the positive difference i made in the campaign. mitt romney's answer is he will get behind a full-scale repeal. the matter who the nominee is, they'll committed verbally to repeal of obamacare and now it is up to us to hold our nominees feet to the fire.
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>> talking of competition, let me put my own doctor hat on. if i was prescribing medicine for you right now i think i would say the situation is looking terminal for your race to be the gop nominee. why don't you do the decent thing and pull out, why are you staying in the race? >> why don't you do the decent thing and not pester me with silly questions like that? that would be decent of you. >> it is not that silly. the latest poll as you at 9%. mitt romney at 39%. >> wait, what you're looking for and we are doing quite well. >> let's see how well you're doing. mitt romney, 568 delegates. ron paul 71. >> what about the states where they are still working through the process which is most of
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them. you know whether it is up in maine or we are doing very well in the state of washington. north dakota excellent now in the that appeared even the other day, some good news can offer us that through the process our people are in the right places and they are doing the things to become a delegate. it is way too soon for you to write anybody off. besides, just because somebody is in second or third place, there is a race going on. what if mitt romney isn't the best person? >> people have tried to portray you as a kind of ruthless money machine, who some fail, some succeeded kicky didn't care, you got your fees. you made a lot of money. quite a few companies failed and a lot of people lost their jobs and livelihoods. to me the key question is, do you know instinctively from your recollections how many of those
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companies that you went into would have failed anyway if you hadn't? >> there is no question but that a number of places where we went in and invest it, we were investing in an enterprise that was in trouble. with the future was very much in doubt for it and we invested in one business that lost 50 or $60 million more the year before we invested and a lot of people didn't want to touch it. we were able to go in there with the current management team, helped get the business back on track. the managers' training but they were able to turn it around as a success and it is still around today doing quite well. provides jobs for a lot of people. the idea that somehow making a business profitable is different than helping people is really a foreign idea because the whole american free enterprise system is associated with creating success, making business is profitable. they can hire more people and
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growth. every investment that i made while i was responsible for an investment firm, every investment was designed to help the business grow and to become more successful. >> up next, one of my most frustrating interviews. one of the most feared man in the world. >> one of the best night's was -- >> i think that is your husband landing. >> it is, how funny is that? >> how funny is that? >> let's keep the camera rolling, actually. this interview has just been interrupted by vice-president biden coming over our heads and wrecking his wife's interview.
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of all the people i interviewed this year, no one was as divisive and despised as iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad. his answers were elusive, infuriating and fascinating. i asked what he thinks about israel and then i asked other world leaders what they think about him. >> looking live at new york city, home of the united nations, world leaders from 193 countries are gathering for the annual meeting of the general assembly. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the assembly on wednesday. he had some blistering words today. >> you have been condemned very vociferously in america for a
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comment you have said to have made, that you wanted israel to be wiped off the map, wiped off the face of the earth. there have been many different interpretations what you said. you have disputed the meaning that was then translated from the original farsi. let me give you the opportunity to say exactly what you did say and to say exactly what you did mean. >> translator: we have been condemned in the united states for many things, for having deposed a dictator with the revolution, for having sought freedom and free elections, for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely and for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region, for having stood up against saddam hussein, who enjoyed the backing
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of many we stood up against him and did not allow the occupation of our territory. we've been condemned for a great many things because we said justice for all, the rule of law for all, the right of peaceful nuclear energy for all. >> but do you want, do you want, mr. -- >> allow me, sir. allow me. >> the question wasn't any of that. >> but i will get to that answer. don't be in such a hurry. >> should israel be wiped off the face of the map? is that your desire? >> translator: if a group comes and occupies the united states of america, destroys homes while women and children are in those homes, incarcerate the youth of america, impose five different wars on many neighbors and always threaten others, what
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would you do? what would you say? would you help it? would you help that entity or what you help the people of the united states? so when we say -- when we say to be wiped, we say for occupation to be wiped off from this world, for war seeking to be wiped off and eradicated, the killing of women and children to be eradicated and we propose the way, we propose the path. >> what they're really saying is despite the fact we deny the holocaust, threaten israel, demonize the united states and all this stuff, we want you to trust us. in spite of the fact that we
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won't cooperate with the international regime set up to avoid an arms race in the middle east and set up to avoid nuclear proliferation, we want you to trust us. so they don't have a tenable position. the reason nobody believes them is they don't have a tenable position. >> do you trust ahmadinejad? >> not on this i don't. >> his argument is why should america be allowed nuclear weapons, why should israel, who never admitted they have them, why should they be permitted to have them? why should many countries be allowed nuclear weapons and not iran? >> then why isn't he going for some big are nonproliferation negotiation instead of acting what he really wants is a nuclear bomb because that will help to get everybody to get rid of their nuclear weapons. no serious person believes that. >> president ahmadinejad struck a strangely modifying tone, he's more reasoned than he has been at previous events. one reason is he's genuinely concerned israel may do a preemptive strike and nobody can
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control what happens next. second, the sanctions may well be biting. it may now be hurting iran and he's getting a lot of heat from his own people. what do you think? >> i think he will get some amount of heat from his own people. next week for the first time iraq will actually export more oil than iran. so the whole balance of power in terms of royal production in the region is changing because of the sanctions. on the other hand, i think because of the recent report on the atomic energy committee is there's no sign that they are stopping. they hold views and do things that most people within the region find unacceptable. >> if we cut off iran's ability to export oil and which would face them with the prospect of a devastating economic blow, i think that would be an
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inevitable move to war and i think it would be a very serious mistake. >> you deliberately avoided any kind of military conflict with iran when you were president. >> yes, i did. i was advised by many of our people to go to war with iran, to bomb them and punish them for holding our hostage. >> do you still think it would be a terrible error to do that? >> i do. because every one of our hostages came home safe and free. >> when we come back from aurora, colorado to the tragedy of utah, what may be the most controversial topic of the year -- guns in america. look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles.
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2012 may well be remembered as the year of the gun. the roll call of victims of gun violence in america is truly shocking from aurora, colorado to the sikh semple of wisconsin and sandy hook elementary school where 20 children were killed, 20 of them first graders. >> breaking news, you're looking live at a community in mourning and shock after one of the worst mass shootings in history. a gunman walked into the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut and opened fire.
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>> he came late in my life but jesse was my best friend and my buddy, too. my little boy said something the night before to me and he said, dad, this is going to be the best christmas ever. and he was going on about it and i said, jesse, you know, it's -- you know, we'll make it the best we can and i don't have much family so it's kind of a quiet time for me and he made christmas happy for me and joyful and he made it what it was and i said to him, jess, we'll make it the best we can. and the next day this tragedy happened that occurred and i thought to myself, boy, was he wrong about that.
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>> the ar-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in america, aurora, oregon and now the sandy hook school is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit atrocities. the president of the united states has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. what is your view? >> i think we need to ban gun laws that ban people from protecting themselves. all over europe there have been mass murders -- >> you're talking complete and utter -- >> people need to be able to defend themselves to the point of the crime and not for the police to come until after everybody's dead. >> what you said, mr. pratt, the gun deaths in australia and britain, they are 35 people killed a year. your country is 12,000.
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>> your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. >> it's 35 against 12,000. >> your violent crime rate -- your violent crime rate is higher than ours, as is the violent crime rate in australia. america is not the wild west that you are depicting. we only have the problem in our cities and unhappily in our schools where people like you have been able to get laws put on the books that keep people from being able to defend themselves. i honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. it's incomprehensible. >> you're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you? >> it seems to me you're morally obtuse. you seem to be able to prefer being a victim to being able to prevail over the criminal element.
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i don't know why you want to be the criminal's friend. >> what a ridiculous argument. >> america is in shock tonight over a night of evil, over a dozen people dead and 59 others injured. it's the largest mass shooting in the history of the united states. all the victims wanted was to see the new "batman" film. jamie, did you think that you were going to get out alive or did you fear that everyone was going to die in there? >> no, my thought was this is how it ends, this is how i die, this can't be the way i die, this can't be the way my son dies he's 4 months and this can't be the way my girlfriend dies and my stepdaughter dies, she's 4 years.
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just so many things pacing through your head but every time you hear a gunshot, i see it through the corner of my eye, see someone drop and i'm trying to like duck, just trying to get out of the way and people are falling next to me but i'm still all right. and just thinking this is it. >> every time one of these things happens, gabrielle giffords last year, this shooting here, there's an outrage and then very quickly it dissipates. the american quick people quite quickly go back to their normal lives and they don't demand action in the way i would expect them to. why do so many americans not feel angry enough to demand further gun control? >> i would take it one step further. i don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike, we're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature do what's required to keep us
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safe. after all, police officers want to go home to their families and we're doing everything we can to make their job more difficult but more importantly more dangerous by leaving guns in the hands of people who shouldn't have them. >> our big story tonight, trayvon martin shot at close range. >> from everything that you have seen, that you've read, that you've heard, what do you believe is the most likely set of circumstances that led to your son being killed? >> i believe that george zimmerman hunted my son and because he could not contain my son, an altercation ensued and my son was shot and killed.
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>> if we reversed this situation and it was your brother that had been gunned down in exactly the same set of circumstances and the worst thing that happened as far as his behavior that was he had been followed and he'd got into an altercation and he was unarmed, he just had a bag of skittles on him and a guy who was much older who followed him in the street pulled out a gun and shot him dead, would you not at the very least, if you're honest and candid about this, would you not have expected that person who at least be arrested, to at least perhaps face some kind of trial where the full evidence could come out? >> well, in -- you know, i take pause to that whole conjecture given of pulled out a gun and shot him. it's absolutely not fact. >> it is what happened. >> no, it is not what happened.
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>> did you pull out a shoot and shoot him. >> george showed tremendous restraint. >> but he had the gun on him, right? >> he had a permit to carry that gun. >> where was the gun? >> i believe it was tucked inside his pant waist in a waist holster. >> so he has pulled it out and he has fired it? >> well he has taken control of his firearm. he prevented his firearm from being taken from him and used against him and that's called saving your life. >> he killed the mother of his baby daughter and then killed himself. >> 70% or more footballers apparently carry guns. clearly most of them have a lot of money, they drive fast cars, they go to night clubs, they party and all the rest of it. again, i guess it comes back to
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an overriding sense of the culture of the game is slightly out of control. at least statistics of arrests, for example, suggest that. what can you really do about it? >> i'm not sure what can be done about it exactly. the nfl prohibits the carrying of firearms at any facility, practice facility, any event that's connected to the team, they make a public relations appearance in the stadium i don't know how closely they enforce that. they do prohibit it and they do tell their players in their stated policy that while it is legal to possess a gun, we urge you not to and if you do possess a gun that you use it strictly for protection of home and family and if possibly you're a hunter. it's more likely that something bad will happen if you're armed than something good will happen. >> coming up, same-sex marriage. are americans becoming more liberal? [ male announcer ] this is steve.
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aspercreme. two monumental shifts in american culture in 2012, two states voting to legalize marijuana and same-sex marriage is legal in nine states and the district of columbia. president obama tipped the scales with the stunning announcement he now supports same-sex marriage. >> how much of it is personal, how much is political? is this a game changer? just yesterday clay aiken said he wished president obama would, quote, hurry up. you must be pretty happy that he reacted so quickly. >> i am. i feel so empowered. >> i mean, a big day, you know, every gay american, a big day for every american in america,
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whatever reaction you had to it. how did you feel when you heard the news? >> you know, it is a little bittersweet. i'm in north carolina and as a north carolinian, i was really disappointed with the way the amendment initiative vote went yesterday here in north carolina. but it's -- it's very promising to hear president obama finally come up and speak out on something that's so important. i think the ground swell and the energy behind a lot of the activists and the people who were important in the vote here yesterday in north carolina, that energy made its way to washington and president obama realized that this was a time to speak up and to speak out on the freedom for everyone to marry. >> do you think homosexuality is a sin? >> i think that it's -- it's
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unnatural. i think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. >> what do you do if one of your six kids says, dad, bad news, i'm gay? >> i'd sit down and have a heart to heart with him, just like you would with your son. >> if one of my kids said that, i'd say great, son, as long as you're happy. what would you say? >> i wouldn't say that's great, son, as long as you're happy. i'd say there's all kinds of situations you wrestle through life and just because you feel something doesn't mean you act on it. >> so many people telling children that getting married or being gay is a sin, that itself is incredibly destructive in a country in which seven states have legalized it. >> you are using a standard of morality that telling people such and such of a behavior is sinful, you're using a standard of morality to make that statement and say that is terribly destructive.
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so everyone is going to have a standard -- >> no, no, listen. i'm not an american. i'm making the point that seven states in america have now legalized gay marriage. >> piers, you're speaking to a man who is a christian and i believe all of us are sinful. i could stand at the top of the list and say i need a savior and an overhaul of the heart more than anyone. that's what i teach my kids. i teach them the values that i hold dear. >> i interviewed kirk cameron. >> oh, boy! >> talk about growing pains. it wasn't so much that he was opposed, it was the language he used, destructive to civilization. what? people can still feel that. >> i know and it's shocking and, again, like i have lived in new york and california most of my life.
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i was raised in new mexico and certainly a lot of people there still do feel that way and i do forget there are so many parts of our nation that feel that way and i think a lot of it is really lack of knowledge. >> something extraordinary happened on tuesday as voters in colorado and washington state said yes to legalizing marijuana for recreational use. it's a stunning move. >> when you last did an interview with this show, larry king was the host. >> yeah. >> and you admitted to him halfway through that you were actually high at the time, you had infused yourself of some marijuana. so i've got to ask you the question, have you come similarly infused today? >> what's today? >> it can be any day you like. >> did you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know? >> i probably did, i probably did, if i remember. you know, that short term stuff.
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>> do you take a lot of it? >> i think some people have more tolerance, you know, for smoking pot than others and i know people that can take one hit and just go to sleep completely and other guys that can smoke a lot. me and snoop smoke a lot and in every country we've been in. i was in amsterdam one time and snoop called me and wanted me to sing on his record. he said where are you and i said amsterdam so he caught the next plane and we recorded a song together. >> you and snoop go to the mecca and you both have a load of dope and you write some music together? >> now we can go to colorado. >> when we come back, words to live by by two very different spiritual leaders.
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as 2012 comes to an end, let's leave you with some encouraging words from two of the best non-spiritual leaders of this year. we are here to discuss the world peace summit that you have been asked to speak at. do you think the world is a more peaceful place now than it was when you first became the dalai lama? >> yes. the fundamental level i think is much better. at least with disappearing at the berlin wall, eventually big change happened. so at least the two blocks, both have their nuclear weapon ready to shoot each other. that is now no longer.
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some violence, very sad, but compare during that danger is still today. much better. i think the word peace almost something, peace, peace, peace. some people who really making every preparation for war but the use the word of peace, peace, peace. >> a very smart premise. you take a statement for every day of the month. very positive, very get up and the glass half full and not have them. people said it is easier for you, you're selling tens of millions of those, making

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